Anton Buchers Leukemia Treatment
Many classes of children past and present had a teacher like that in Anton Bucher.
Mr. Bucher is a mentor, friend, big brother and co-parent for his students and their families. He and his wife Christie have selflessly given their time, energy, love, encouragement & gifts to everyone they meet.
The Buchers have made their friends and family part of their journey with the Lord and the journey in the process of adopting their beautiful children, Quint & Keira.
Its our turn to show the love, energy, time, gift and financial support for the Buchers. During the last directed play at Lone Star High School, Anton experienced some health issues that led him to seek medical attention. After all the tests, diagnostics and long talks with God, Anton & Christie were given a very serious diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). AML is a very aggressive form of Leukemia.
It is so aggressive that immediately after receiving the diagnosis, Anton was transferred to another hospital to begin a very aggressive chemo regime. His initial treatment protocol is no less than 30 days...that's just the beginning.
While Anton has good insurance through Frisco Independent School District, the costs associated with his diagnosis and treatment protocol FAR exceed what the insurance will cover.
Thankfully, many MANY people have expressed a desire to help. All of the money collected via this GoFundMe page goes directly to the Buchers to help pay for the bills they cannot take care of themselves or with the help of their family.
Anton is in the hospital NOW. The charges have already begun to pile up. He needs us!
I am humbly asking you to help us raise money for Anton, Christie and their beautiful kids. I know I can speak for them...IT IS WITH GRATEFUL HEARTS they thank everyone for the prayers and support.
I am blessed to consider Anton & Christie my friends. I would bet you feel the same....
Forever Indebted to My Friend,
And My heart broke and I cried. I cried with my friends, with my kids, with my Mom, with my husband and I cried alone.
I know those of you who have been touched and impacted by the Buchers love felt the same way.
Imagine...just for a second...the heart break, fear, pain and the horrible feelings that have no definition...that Anton, Christie, the kids and their families go through constantly without a break. Not even a second.
Thank God Anton has had the BEST possible treatment team of doctors and nurses anyone could ask for.
It is without question they most wonderful blessing.
While that is true...it is their FAITH that has gotten them through this "journey" thus far.
It has been grueling...from the excruciating mouth sores to the chemo day after day and the ISOLATION to the excruciating head pain, unbelievable sickness, infections and touch and go moments.
...and its not over. Not by a long shot.
Praise God the Stem Cell procedure was successful. He was able to fight through the post-procedure effects which were horrible.
He's back in the hospital with an infection. Its very painful.
He is spent.
Christie is spent.
The kids are spent.
Right now more than EVER they need your love and support. Morale is low. Very low.
The good news! Anton and Christie were able to leave the transplant floor yesterday and have ice cream. While its the little things that make life worth while it breaks my HEART to think Anton Bucher...the loud, larger than life, energizer bunny is in such a state.
Keep the videos coming. It really makes them feel good. They WEEP. But in a good way. Send them messages on the care page. Any love and support you can send in any form makes all the difference.
I'm so thankful that Anton & Christie were raised in such incredible faith based families. I know it gets them through every day. #ButGod
..and thank you friends. ALL of the love and support I have witnessed has truly restored my faith in humanity.
We wonder why God has this happen...I can only speak for myself...the life lesson here has been life changing...While I want Anton restored...I hope something is being restored in each and every one of you.
I wish. I wish. I wish.
Well. We have hope & faith. We have love & friendship. Wishing doesn't make things better.
...and I wish I didn't need to tell you this
Just following his most recent chemo treatment, Anton became very, very ill. He has been hospitalized for what appears to be INFLUENZA. While this is never pleasant for anyone, it can be life threatening for a person with the WBC of zero...such as the case with OUR DEAR FRIEND.
He has been a fighting a high fever which has been spiking regularly to 105. The medical team is working around the clock to fight the infection and the tremendous pain associated with it.
To give you an idea of the pain he is in, his doctors and nurses are treating him with a pain protocol of forced oxygen, ice packs, steroids and morphine.
Christie, THE ROCK, has found herself crying for the hospital staff to help her.
Since January 9th, they have held up to the fear, the unknown, the treatment, the financial burdens, the emotional toll, the disappointment, the discouragement, the pain, the sickness, the tears....THEY NEED US now more than ever.
Our big, bold, loud & lively friend is not with it. The pain and the fever are incredibly dangerous for him and its taking its toll on his body, mind and spirit.
Anton has told me he was afraid. Christie has never shared her fear....until now.
...and if all of that isn't a kick in the head, Anton just received his last paycheck.
Thankfully, Anton & Christie have built strong and supportive relationships through our community and their church family. The love and support are truly humbling.
Please spend some extra time sending love and prayers to all of the Buchers, to their medical team and to our Heavenly Father.
If you are able to contribute, please help support Anton & Christie and eases some of the burden that can break the spirit.
On behalf of Anton & Christie I KNOW I can say they are so humbled and touched by the love and support. They love all of you!
The good news is he knows what to expect. The bad news is IT IS BRUTAL.
PLEASE keep the prayers coming and please continue to share the GoFundMe page
We have several fundraisers in the works!
As a friend of the family I'm so proud of the impact Anton has on so many people
I'm proud of Christie and the kids and amazed by their strength and COURAGE
This man is one amazing human being. My family loves and adores him and will help out in ANY way possible. Prayers and hugs to him, his family and friends during this tough time. We ❤ Mr. Bucher!!!!